Post # 1
I have no idea what the going rate for wedding flowers is, but I got an estimate today.
The florist uses flowers that are locally grown with eco-friendly practices. All flowers will be in season. I’m willing to pay a little more for “green” flowers, but want an idea of how reasonable these prices are:
$ 80.00 Bridal bouquet: 8”- 8.5” tight mound of red tulips; no foliage; hand tied with an ivory ribbon band
$120.00 2 Bridesmaids’ bouquets: 7” mound of white tulips; hand tied with a band of celery green ribbon
$ 35.00 Junior Bridesmaid bouquet: 5” mound of white tulips: celery green ribbon band
$ 48.00 4 boutonnieres: 1 tulip framed by a Salal leaf with 2 Lily grass tips to the side in a fairly vertical presentation
Groom: red tulip
Others: white tulips
$ 50.00 2 Moms’ corsages” 2 tulips (probably red) with white hyacinth florets, small Salal leaves and Lily grass tips and ribbon
$ 18.32 sales tax
By The Way, DIY is definitely not an option!
Post # 3
that sounds pretty reasonable! my bouquet is $150 as a comparison
Post # 4
I got a quote for $2,000 at most of the florists I went to. Soooo yes. under $400 is amazing.
Post # 5
I think that’s great! I had a tulip and mini calla lily bouquet (like a dozen or so of each) for $155. Bridesmaids (about a dozen mini callas) = $85.
So yeah – I’d say that’s awesome pricing!
Post # 6
That is a great price for your bouquet. Mine ended up costing 275. The bm’s bouquets seems reasonable too!
Post # 7
for a comparison, my bouquet was $300
Post # 8
The prices seemed pretty reasonable to me, but what do I know!
I will go ahead and book her
Whew, one more thing taken care of!
Post # 9
I think that’s a great deal!! I am paying about twice that for the same amount of stuff.
Post # 10
Have you gotten another quote from a florist for comparison?
I gave two different florists the same budget and one came back with so much more than the other did for the exact same price.
I think the price you were quoted is good, but I think it’s smart to get a second quote from someone as well in case they can offer you extras you maybe didn’t think of or to solidify your choice more.
For comparison, my bouquet is costing $225 and my BMs bouquets are costing $75/each all the other items are the same price per. But I am using a few flowers that aren’t local and a variety of flowers.
Post # 11
The prices that you were quoted for boutonnieres and corsages are right in line with what I paid. Like many other posters, my bouquet and the bridesmaids’ bouquets cost a lot more than your florist’s quote. I think it sounds like a really good deal! It doesn’t hurt to have one more quote to compare everything too but if you are happy with sample pictures and feel comfortable then go for it 🙂
Post # 12
I don’t know…maybe it’s just me, but that price seems a little high for tulips.
Post # 13
I think that’s a great price. Prices should be lower for locally grown, in-season “green” flowers since they don’t have to package and ship them. I paid $125 for my bouquet, which used all in-season flowers – sunflowers, heather, blue delphinium, and lavender.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
oh gosh, it’s hard to say because of different areas/costs of living and whatnot, but that sounds pretty spectacular to me! considering the cost of diy (including time and effort), this definitely seems worth it!